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Everything posted by aluminiumtrioxid

  1. I swear to god I have no idea what your hypothetical is trying to say
  2. to be fair economics is a pseudoscience anyway
  3. To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Divinity: Original Sin. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of classical computer role-playing games most of the jokes will go over a typical player's head. There's also both protagonists' nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into their characterisation- their dialogue options draw heavily from the rich history of fourth wall breaking jokes in CRPG history such as the concept of CHIM, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Divinity: Original Sin truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the main antagonist of the story, which itself is a cryptic reference to the Neverending Story. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Larian's genius wit unfolds itself on their monitors. What fools.. how I pity them. And yes, by the way, i DO have a Divinity: Original Sin tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid
  4. actually I was mostly just thinking "lol, weebtrash"
  5. or you could just use a condom like normal people
  6. I mean, it kind of is, but this sounds like a ****ty dig against the man?
  7. Yeah I've been linked to this a few months ago, didn't find anything creepy about it then, nor am I doing it now.
  8. Nice, we went from "this character is missing half her nose and a good chunk of her lips" to "eh, she has a cosmetic scar I guess"
  9. Watson's 40k books addressed themes ? Hell, compared to crap like the Gaunt's Ghosts series, they addressed themes proficiently.
  10. To Hungarian. (English cover image was posted for recognisability.) Apparently it was translated by some guy called Csaba Varga. No idea how good (or bad) he is; it certainly wouldn't be the first book to get absolutely wrecked in translation (looking at you, Malazan Book of the Fallen). But based on the numerous other flaws of the book (paper-thin characters, bad narrative structure), I would wager that even if he is at fault to some extent, he would not be solely responsible for the trainwreck that is this novel.
  11. I've been reading this piece of crap: Easily one of the worst sci-fi books I've ever had the misfortune to encounter, with characters and dialogue so wooden that Asimov would shed proud tears seeing how the standard he set lived on even in 1995 (which, I'm told, is when this thing was written), ideas and themes Ian Watson's Warhammer 40k books have better addressed five years before the first publication of this story as gaming literature (which is pretty much the lowest of SFF), and a... final twist that actually kinda works? Surprisingly? It's definitely too little, too late to save the book, but at least an attempt was made.
  12. But no matter what you do, the government will still have the power to appoint Supreme Court judges, and thus bend or reinterpret those constitutionally defined limits, so... how exactly is this supposed to ensure that they won't have the ability to help one group or another?
  13. I do, I just vehemently disagree with every word of it. The very reason the rich can't take a dollar from you if you hadn't given it freely is that we have laws against that sort of thing, and a police to enforce them. Also, consider this: we have a government which is supposed to safeguard the people's interests. The processes of this can be subverted, but assume we didn't - would anything be better? A weak government may not be subverted by those who would bend it to serve their will, but neither would it have the tools to oppose those people.
  14. Classy. Do you think any of that is wrong? I just think it's funny in light of an article I recently read, which argues that the ultimate goal of the same special interest groups who uphold Rand as an inspirational figure are also very keen on the Virginia school of economic thought, whose endgame - according to the article's author - is to create the exact situation described in the bolded part of the quote. (Not that I trust any article from a random source - if you happen to know more about Buchanan's work and disagree with his characterization by the author, I'd be happy to hear your thoughts.)
  15. Wait what? I can't remember any since Serenity (which was 12 years ago).
  16. countdown 'til Sharpie appears and explains to us that the bitch was asking for it and probably also wanted whatshisface to choke her out in private: 10... 9... 8...
  17. He was poking fun at internet libertarians. It's kind of a meme.
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